Friday, November 16, 2018

Unregistered experimental amateur-built Supercat: Accident occurred October 09, 2018 at Three Rivers Municipal, Dr. Haines Airport (KHAI), St. Joseph County, Michigan

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 

Location: Three Rivers, MI
Accident Number: WPR19TA009
Date & Time: 10/09/2018, 1904 EDT
Registration: UNREG
Aircraft: Kreling Supercat
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 9, 2018, at 1904 eastern daylight time, an unregistered experimental amateur-built Supercat airplane collided with terrain after takeoff from Three Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport, Three Rivers, Michigan. The private pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage. The airplane was operated by the pilot/builder under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that he recently completed construction of the airplane, and although he had previously performed multiple high-speed taxi tests and "crow hops", this was to be the first flight. He stated that the takeoff runway was a 1,000-ft-long grass strip, adjacent and parallel to Runway 9. After warming up the engine, he taxied the airplane into position, and initiated the takeoff roll. The airplane lifted off after traveling about 1/4 of the runway length, and he stated that during the initial climb he failed to maintain the correct pitch attitude and adequate airspeed, and the airplane experienced an aerodynamic stall. The airplane struck the ground nose-down just beyond the end of the runway.

The airplane was equipped with a Rotax 447 series two-stroke engine. The pilot indicated that he planned to register the airplane with the Federal Aviation Administration once he had established that it could be flown. He reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  158.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 120.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Kreling
Registration: UNREG
Model/Series: Supercat
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate:
Serial Number: None
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 0 Hours
Engines: Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 0 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 447
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 38 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHAI, 824 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2317 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 258°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 8500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Three Rivers, MI (HAI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Three Rivers, MI (HAI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1904 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: THREE RIVERS MUNI DR HAINES (HAI)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 822 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1000 ft / 1000 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  41.961111, -85.586111 (est)

Cessna 182K Skylane, registered to Sacramento Aero Club and operated by the pilot, N2629R: Fatal accident occurred November 15, 2018 near Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N2629R

Location: Redding, CA
Accident Number: WPR19FA025
Date & Time: 11/15/2018, 1827 PST
Registration: N2629R
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 15, 2018 at 1827 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 182K airplane, N2629R, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Redding Municipal Airport (RDD), Redding, California. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to Sacramento Aero Club and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed within the area for the cross-country flight and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated from RDD at 1825 destined for Sacramento Executive Airport (SAC), Sacramento, California.

Review of preliminary information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the air traffic controller cleared the accident pilot for takeoff on runway 34. Radar data depicted a primary target consistent with the accident airplane start a gradual left turn just beyond the departure end of runway 34. The data further showed that the airplane began a right turn and started to descend from about 500 ft above ground level, about 0.43 mile north of RDD. The last radar target was located near the accident site, at an altitude of 100 ft agl.

A video obtained from a security camera located on top of a building, located about 1 mile southwest of the accident site, captured the accident airplane in a descending right turn until the airplane was lost from view behind a tree line.

A witness located about 660 ft southeast from the accident site reported that he heard a sound consistent with the engine being advanced to full power. The witness turned around and observed the airplane's red and green wingtip lights. The witness said that the airplane appeared to be in level flight based on the lights, however, he could not see the airplane due to very low visibility and the dark environment. Shortly after, the witness observed wingtip lights "flipover as the airplane was in a roll" and the airplane started descending straight towards the ground. The witness further stated that the "sound drastically decreased as if the engine power decreased", right before the airplane impacted the ground.

The initial examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted terrain 0.75 miles north-east from the departure end of runway 34 at RDD and cartwheeled before coming to rest upright. The wreckage was spread along a 275 ft-long debris path through dry, grassy terrain on an approximate heading of 115° magnetic.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2629R
Model/Series: 182 K
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRDD, 497 ft msl
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  40.526944, -122.283611 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


 Pilot Dick Tak

Clay Abajian, Sac State professor of nursing.


Angel Flight West

"It is with saddened hearts we share that volunteer pilot Dick Tak and a mission assistant were involved in a fatal accident at approximately 6:30pm PST on Thursday, November 15, near Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD). The mission assistant, who also perished in the accident, has not yet been identified by authorities.

Before the accident, Mr. Tak and the mission assistant had landed at Redding with two passengers on board. Both passengers disembarked after their arrival and were not on board at the time of the accident. Mr. Tak and the mission assistant were departing Redding for the return flight to Sacramento (KSAC) when the accident occurred.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Angel Flight West will cooperate with the investigation, and we will provide any and all requested assistance.

Angel Flight West delivers health and hope to those in need of donated flights to access to health care and other compelling human needs. Its approximately 1,800 volunteer pilots throughout the 12 western states donate 100% of the costs of each flight. Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West has provided services for those in need for over 35 years, spanning over 75,000 thousand missions."

Angel Flight West



REDDING (KRON) - A pilot and a passenger volunteering for Angel Flight West have died in a plane crash in Redding on Thursday.

The fatal crash happened at around 6:30 p.m. near the Redding airport.

"It is with saddened hearts we share that volunteer pilot Dick Tak and a mission assistant were involved in a fatal accident," Angel Fight West said on Facebook.

Tak and the mission assistant had landed at the airport with two passengers onboard. After the two passengers disembarked, Tak and the assistant took off, departing from the Redding airport for a return flight to Sacramento.

That's when the accident happened, killing the two.

The mission assistant has not been identified.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kron4.com

REDDING (CBS13) — Two people are dead after crashing their plane in Redding Thursday night.

Clay Abajian and Dick Tak died in the crash shortly after taking off from Redding in a Cessna 182K Skylane around  10 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration accident report, the plane collided with terrain due to unknown circumstances.

Abajian worked at Sacramento State as nursing faculty, according to tweets from Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen.

"I’m sorry. Correction to my earlier tweet. We have just learned that Clay Abajian was volunteering and helping with an Angel Flight, care flights for patients, when his plane crashed and he passed away.  He will be deeply missed."

Nelsen said Clay Abajian was volunteering with an Angel Flight when the plane crashed.

A vigil was held for the victims at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park Friday night.

Details about a funeral service are still pending, according to the church.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://sacramento.cbslocal.com

A plane crashed and killed two people shortly after taking off from the Redding Municipal Airport on Thursday night.

The Cessna 182K Skylane “collided with terrain due to unknown circumstances,” according to a Federal Aviation Administration report.

One of the two people killed in the crash was Sacramento State nursing faculty Clay Abajian, according to social media posts from university president Robert Nelsen and the school’s nursing department.

Nelsen said in a tweet Abajian was volunteering for an Angel Flight on Thursday.

Students flooded the comment section of a Facebook post made by the school’s nursing department confirming his death.

“He was an amazing clinical instructor,” Facebook user JoviEna Vaj commented. “I still remember the anxiety and fear I had going into first semester clinicals. He was so supportive and comforting and really encouraged us. 6 years out and I am working as an ICU nurse and still remember his smile and the way he made me feel like I can trust myself in this career.”

A prayer service will be held for Abajian at 7 p.m. tonight at the Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.sacbee.com

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N8509U: Incident occurred November 14, 2018 at Pittsburgh International Airport (KPIT), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Flight 1486:  Experienced a bird strike.

Southwest Airlines Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N8509U

Date: 14-NOV-18
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B738
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1486
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PENNSYLVANIA





Airplane passengers on their way to Southwest Florida International Airport received a big scare when their plane was forced to turn around and head back to Pittsburgh.

Passenger Bill Puschaver says he was sitting on board when he heard an unfamiliar noise.

“It felt like the landing gear was making a loud noise, like it malfunctioning,” Puschaver said.

A few rows behind Puschaver, sat Mary Fensel, who says she heard the same thing but saw an interesting sight outside her window.

“It was really crazy, but they said, ‘Hey, we hit a flock of geese,'” Fensel said.

Shortly after taking off from Pittsburgh International Airport, the Southwest Airlines flight hit a bird and the pilot turned the plane around to make an emergency landing at the Pittsburgh airport.

The flight then landed safely without incident in Pittsburgh International Airport, said a Southwest Airlines spokesperson. The aircraft was then removed from service for a maintenance inspection. No injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines moved all 134 passengers and six crew members on another flight to Fort Myers.

After a three and a half hour delay, passengers were able to board a different plane and fly to Fort Myers.

“It’s amazing,” Paschaver said. “I didn’t think one bird could do that much of a damage, but we’re lucky. It could’ve been worse.”

Passengers say Southwest Airlines also gave out $300 vouchers to use for Southwest flights.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.winknews.com

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N264PC: Accident occurred November 14, 2018 at H. A. Clark Memorial Field Airport (KCMR), Williams, Coconino County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

https://registry.faa.gov/N264PC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA060
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Williams, AZ
Aircraft: Beech 36, registration: N264PC

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 14-NOV-18
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N264PC
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WILLIAMS
State: ARIZONA

Dragon Fly-B, N5023G: Accident occurred November 13,2018 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (PHKO), Kailua, Hawaii

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N5023G


Location: KAILUA/KONA, HI
Accident Number: GAA19CA059
Date & Time: 11/13/2018, 1130 HDT
Registration: N5023G
Aircraft: Eugene Wells Dragon Fly-B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the approach, there was "heavy traffic" behind, and a crosswind from the right. During a wheel landing, he tried to "maintain speed" to clear the runway, but the airplane began to "fishtail". He added power to regain control, but the airplane exited the left side of the runway, the left wing impacted the ground, and the airplane came to rest in a "lava field".

The pilot further reported the accident was pilot error due to lack of experience in the airplane. He added that he did not have a tailwheel endorsement, and had a total of 3 flight hours in tailwheel airplanes with a certified flight instructor.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The automated weather observation system at the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 220° at 9 knots. The pilot was landing on runway 17.

After multiple attempts, the pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board form 6120.1.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/11/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eugene Wells
Registration: N5023G
Model/Series: Dragon Fly-B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 1
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PHKO, 43 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 260°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: KAILUA/KONA, HI (KOA)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:  Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Airport: ELLISON ONIZUKA KONA INTL AT K (KOA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 47 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 11000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 19.736944, -156.043056 (est)

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N1715J: Accident occurred November 14, 2018 in Presidio County, Texas


The National Transportation Safety Board not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N1715J



Location: Presidio, TX
Accident Number: WPR19LA027
Date & Time: 11/14/2018, 1542 CST
Registration: N1715J
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 14, 2018, at 1542 central standard time, a Piper PA-28-140 N1715J, experienced a loss of engine power and the pilot initiated a forced landing to a dry riverbed near Presidio, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Arlington, Texas, at an undetermined time and was destined for Presidio Lely International Airport (PRS).

The pilot reported that prior to departure, the airplane was fueled with an amount for an estimated 5 hours of flight time for the planned 3 hours and 40-minute cross-country flight from Arlington to Presidio.

About 6 miles from Presidio, the pilot reported that the engine experienced a loss of power. Unable to reach the airport, the pilot initiated a forced landing to a dry riverbed. During the approach, the airplane stalled about 20 ft above ground level and struck vegetation before touching down, coming to rest upright.

The airplane was recovered and moved to a secure storage facility for further examination.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1715J
Model/Series: PA28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None




Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPRS, 2940 ft msl
Observation Time: 2135 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Arlington, TX (GKY)
Destination: Presidio, TX (PRS)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.564167, -104.270000 (est)

Pilatus PC12/45, N451SS: Incident occurred November 10, 2018 at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (KMSL), Muscle Shoals, Colbert County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama

Veered off the end of the runway.

Boutique Air
Targaryen LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N451SS

Date: 10-NOV-18
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N451SS
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC 12/45
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MUSCLE SHOALS
State: ALABAMA

Cessna 310L, N37RS: Incident occurred November 13, 2018 at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Nose gear collapsed.

Classic Air Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N37RS

Date: 13-NOV-18
Time: 19:13:00Z
Regis#: N37RS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESA
State: ARIZONA

Van's RV-7A, registered to private individuals and operated by the pilot, N5433T: Accident occurred November 10, 2018 near Ramona Airport (KRNM), San Diego County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N5433T

Location: Ramona, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA023
Date & Time: 11/10/2018, 0752 PST
Registration: N5433T
Aircraft: Vans RV7A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 10, 2018, about 0752 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur built Vans RV-7A airplane, N5433T, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during takeoff from Ramona Airport, Ramona, California. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to private individuals and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot and passenger reported that the airplane had recently been constructed and the accident flight was the first flight. Following an uneventful engine runup, the pilot applied full power to initiate a takeoff. As the airplane crossed the departure end of runway 27, about 500 ft above ground level, the engine began to lose power. Despite the pilot's attempts, he was unable to restore engine power and initiated a forced landing in an open dirt field. During the landing roll, the right main landing gear struck a rock and separated. The airplane came to rest upright; however, a postimpact fire ensued, which consumed the inboard sections of both wings and the fuselage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N5433T
Model/Series: RV7A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: William G  Lull
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNM, 1393 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ramona, CA (RNM)
Destination: Ramona, CA (RNM) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.040833, -116.925556 (est)



A small plane crashed near the Ramona Airport in San Diego County Saturday morning after the pilot reported losing power to the aircraft, officials confirmed.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the aircraft went down just after 7:50 a.m. in a field off Rangeland and Highland roads, about 200 feet off the roadway, just west of the airport.

Cal Fire officials said flames engulfed the plane following the crash. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire on the plane, preventing the flames from spreading to surrounding brush in the field.

Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol confirmed two people inside the plane escaped the crash uninjured.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Allen Kenitzer told NBC 7 the aircraft was a Vans RV-7A. He said the pilot reported the plane lost power shortly after departing from the airport.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage, Kenitzer said. The crash will be further investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Ramona resident Nikki Bridges witnessed the aftermath as the aircraft went up in flames.

“When I saw the flames, I freaked out,” she told NBC 7. “What I saw was flames – bright orange, red, hot, hot flames. Black smoke started coming over.”

At that point, Bridges said she couldn’t tell that a plane was being consumed by the fire. Rather, she thought it was a brush fire that, under current dry conditions, might quickly spread.

“With everything going up with the fires up near L.A. and Malibu – we’re such a tinder dry box out here. Yesterday it was super windy, I just thought the whole grassland was going to go up.”

Bridges immediately thought that, if this was a brush fire, she and her pets – including cats, a dog, two pigs, five horses and a donkey – would have to evacuate.

“I’m just so relieved that the passengers are safe and relieved that we didn’t have to scramble [to evacuate],” she added.

The Ramona Airport is located along Montecito Road, about two miles west of Ramona’s central business district.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbcsandiego.com

Piper PA-23-160 Apache, N3363P: Incident occurred November 11, 2018 near Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Struck a bird on final.

DuBois Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N3363P

Date: 11-NOV-18
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N3363P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 160
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 501 Citation ISP, N565V: Incident occurred November 12, 2018 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Overrun during landing rollout and damaged a light.

Pikes Peak Flyers LLP

https://registry.faa.gov/N565V

Date: 12-NOV-18
Time: 04:45:00Z
Regis#: N565V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 501
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, registered to and operated by CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC, N4642J: Accident occurred November 12, 2018 at Inverness Airport (KINF), Citrus County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N4642J

Location: Inverness, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA081
Date & Time: 11/12/2018, 1400 EST
Registration: N4642J
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor reported that, with the pilot receiving instruction at the flight controls, during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left and the instructor took the flight controls. He added full power, reduced flaps, and the airplane continued to veer left. The airplane exited the runway to the left, impacted a ditch, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The instructor reported that the wind was from 170° at 8 knots. The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 140° at 4 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 19. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 62, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/10/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/25/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3776 hours (Total, all aircraft), 74 hours (Total, this make and model), 9.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/09/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/07/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1800 hours (Total, this make and model), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 59 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4642J
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17273658
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/03/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 14880 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KINF, 50 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1915 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 5°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Inverness, FL (INF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1325 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: INVERNESS (INF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 64 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.806389, -82.318056 (est)



































AIRCRAFT: 1979 CESSNA 172N N4642J, s/n: 17273658

AFTT 14942.90. Last annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 14880.8 AFTT, 1814 Tach

Current Tach - 1876.1

ENGINE: Lycoming O-3202-H2AD, s/n: RL-8399-76T

Last Annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 1814 Tach and 1045 TSOH. Last overhaul 11/11/2015

PROPELLER:  McCauley 1C160/DTM7557, s/n: BA087

Last Annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 1814 Tach and 1045 TSOH

EQUIPMENT:  The items below were removed for safekeeping and are stored with the logs. 

Garmin GTX-327 Transponder s/n: 83720191

Garmin GNS 430W s/n: 97107760

Bendix King KX-155 s/n: 39064

Garmin GMA 340 s/n: 96273858

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: The aircraft left the runway after landing and impacted a ditch causing it to flip over nose to tail.  It came to rest inverted.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:

Propeller is damaged & engine experienced sudden stoppage.

Engine mount is visibly bent, firewall is buckled, and the adjacent structure in the belly and belly skins is damaged.

Cowlings and exhaust are damaged.

Nose gear is broken off and extensive damage to attachment area.

Left wing is bent and buckled, and the wing strut is bent mid span.

Right wing has leading edge damage.

Fuselage is buckled and deformed midway between the rear window and empennage.

Left side door will not close.

Vertical stabilizer is damaged.

Windshield is scratched and abraded.   

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Inverness, Florida (KINF)

REMARKS:  Salvage is sold as is/where is.  Inspection is recommended.  The Airworthiness Certificate was lost during the recovery and has not been located.

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